13th Annual Plein Air Paint Out

With a goal of raising valuable funds for two local nonprofits, the NSB Paint Out brings to light the important work Marine Discovery Center and Artists Workshop NSB. Through immersive educational programs, a variety of community engagement opportunities, and a shared eco-art summer camp program, MDC and AWI inspire individuals of all ages to take action in protecting Florida’s coastal and Indian River Lagoon ecosystems. 

This year’s event will once again offer daily art demonstrations throughout New Smyrna Beach and on the MDC/AWI campus. The Collector’s Reception and Live Auction which offer our Sponsors and Patrons exclusive access to 21 pieces of art only available at this event. The Grand Finale will feature “Blending of the Brushes” and will include music, food and of course your last option to purchase art that was created throughout the week. Both events will be held on the MDC / AWI campus under the pavilion.  Come enjoy this week filled with Discovering Nature through Art!

This five day event requires many people to make it a success. If you have volunteered in the past or would like to get involved this year, please review the attached list of volunteer positions available. Reply to Wendy@marinediscoverycenter.org with the date, time and positions you are interested in. Please feel free to volunteer as much as you’d like. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Once the schedule is complete, I will send out an email to confirm your volunteer schedule. Please look for this in mid-September with any updates as the event draws closer. 

I’ve also attached a list of job descriptions to explain the not so obvious positions.  Volunteers like you make this event possible!!!  We greatly appreciate your consideration.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know as many positions can be flexible. Please know we may add some unforeseen positions as our planning progresses. 

Thank you,
Wendy Castino
Co-chair NSB Plein Air Paint Out
Email: Wendy@marinediscoverycenter.org


Jobs Include:

Set up or Tear Down– requires some lifting.  Oct 13-16 Gallery set-up, Oct 18 & Oct 21 at the AWI/MDC pavilion for evening events. (Schedule to follow.)
Demo Assistant– Pass out Event Rack Card, assist artist as needed, answer questions. Oct 17-21, 9am to 12 and 1pm to 3pm at various locations.
Art Assistant– Help with receiving art from artist, log in and photograph artwork for website. Oct 16, 12pm to 5pm, Oct 17-21 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm.
Gallery Monitors– Pass out information, answer questions and monitor guests in gallery. Oct. 17-21, 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm.
Gallery Monitors Evening Events – Pass out information, answer questions and monitor guests in gallery. Oct. 18 4pm – 8pm / Oct. 21 3pm – 7pm
Art Sales/Auction Sales– Assist the Sales Manager in checking out customers buying artwork.  Friendly and outgoing a must!! Oct 17-21 at Studio Gallery 2 Shifts, 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm; Collector’s Reception Auction Sales, Oct 18 4pm to 9pm; Grand Finale at the Pavilion Oct 22 3pm to 8pm.
Ticket Sales– Sale tickets for our prize drawing during the Collector’s Reception. Oct 18 and Oct 21, 4pm to 8pm.
Welcome Table– Check in guests to event, answer questions.  Oct 18 4pm – 9pm & Oct 21, 3pm to 8pm.
Auction Assistant– works with sales team as auctioned art work is purchased. Get purchased art to the sales area. 
Kids Paint Too! Assistant- Monitor children, assist artist, set up and tear down paint supplies. Oct 19 at AWI/MDC pavilion, 8am to 2pm.
Food Service– Setting up, serving, and cleaning up, before, during and after Collectors Reception  Oct 18 4pm – 9pm/ and Grand Finale Oct 21, 3pm to 8pm.
Artist Orientation Asst.- Set up food service, serve, and clean up after orientation.  Oct 16, at MDC lab, 4pm to 7pm.
Lunch Pick up Assist– Oct 17 – 21, 11:00 to 12:00
Computer Data Entry– Input Artist painting information into a database.  Oct 16 – 21 at MDC Lab, 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm.
Social Media Assist– Take photographs at demo locations throughout the week and upload to office for social media. Oct 16 – 21 flex schedule
Parking– Assist and Direct guests to parking areas during event.  Oct 18 4pm – 7pm & Oct 21 3pm to 6pm
Golf Carts– Transport guests from parking to pavilion and return (Must supply golf cart). Oct 18 4pm – 8pm & Oct 21 3pm to 7pm 
Bartenders- Set up and Bar Back during event and clean up after. Oct 18, 3pm to 9pm; Oct 21, 2pm to 8pm
Kitchen- Clean rental glasses for return and event tear down.  Oct 18, 5pm – 9pm, Oct 21, 4pm – 8pm.